Skin Brightening Remedies
A dull, lifeless complexion can be a common problem among women of all ages that can occur due to various reasons. Turning to natural remedies to achieve the results you want tends to be a better solution than relying on harsh chemicals for the same purpose. Although natural remedies might have fewer risks as they do not contain artificial ingredients, however, it should be kept in mind that even natural remedies can cause irritation when used improperly or if the skin is particularly sensitive.
Testing the remedies you are thinking about on a less visible skin surface to determine potential adverse reactions is important in order to avoid needless beauty problems that might affect the way you look. In addition to a correct skin care ritual that involves moisturizing, using sunscreen to prevent brown spots as well as weekly exfoliation sessions, you can also take advantage of some of the following natural solutions to brighten your complexion:
Honey, milk and egg whites are known to help brighten our complexion. Used together or separately, these ingredients can brighten and nourish our skin at the same time, due to the various active ingredients contained in them. Aside from helping the skin regain its natural glow, honey also acts as a natural humectant while the lactic acid provides a gentle skin exfoliation. A mixture of mashed banana and honey can be extremely nourishing.
Using gentle chemical peels tends to have better effects compared to using scrubs which can be harsher on the skin.
Fruit facials can also be used by those who are trying to get a fair complexion. Citrus fruits are an excellent choice due to the fact that they contain a considerable amount of vitamin C, which helps lighten the skin and encourages cellular regeneration at the same time. If you deal with problems such as skin redness, make sure to use this type of remedy with caution to avoid aggravating the already existing problems.
Sandalwood powder can also be used successfully for this type of purpose. Sandalwood is a well known natural remedy for skin problems such as redness, acne and even wrinkle prevention. Try mixing sandalwood powder with lemon juice, cucumber juice and tomato juice until you get a fine paste. Make sure to apply the mixture by gently massaging the skin, keep it for about 30 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Apply moisturizing cream or lotion as usual.
A pumpkin, papaya and pineapple mask is also a good choice. Combine equal parts of each of these ingredients and put them in a blender or mash them with a spoon until you get a smooth paste. This treatment can also be useful for those who are dealing with acne scars. Make sure to use the mixture within three days, leaving it for 20 minutes.
If you are still interested in using conventional products for a greater effect, it is recommendable to use a cream that contains hydroquinone and vitamin C as these have proven to be the most effective ingredients for this particular problem. Talking to a dermatologist might be a good idea as she/he might be able to prescribe products that have higher concentrations compared to the most common over the counter ointments available that are designed to deal with excessive pigmentation. Keep in mind that as with any treatment, consistency is the key to measurable results.
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